Joshua 9:3-27 Why do we lie? Why do we believe lies? How do you know when someone is lying to you? Can you discern truth from lies? What do you do after you have been lied to? Come and learn God’s timeless principles in addressing lies and deception.

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We are walking through the timeless truths of Scripture.  Use the lessons below to lead your home groups and families.  Just click the lesson below to download the Bible Lesson.

When you are tempted by Satan to do what you know to be wrong, even destructive to yourself and others you love, what is always missing in his temptation?

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If you had not heard God's voice in a long time, what would you hope to hear first? Words of love, hope, or comfort? The Good News, however amazing it is, does not start that good...

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Jesus' meeting with the religious expert can be described in Mark Twain's words, “It’s not the things in the Bible I don’t understand that bother me, it’s the things I do understand that bother me.”

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Jesus says there are three things in this world that compete against Him for your heart. Your fulfillment and fruitfulness are at stake. So which is winning your heart today?

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Jesus is our Passover Lamb. He was sacrificed for our sins, our betrayal. How he dealt with betrayers will shock you, but also give you a glimpse into the immense, amazing love of God.

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Before an important event or personal crisis, what do you do? If God were to meet you at this crisis moment, what do you think his first words to you would be? You may be surprised.

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In the Old Testament, did you know only Abraham was called a 'friend of God'? What does it mean to be a friend of God? Are you a friend of God?

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A disease pandemic. Quarantine. Social distancing. Excluded from community. We are not the only ones who have experienced this. See how Jesus handled such fearful times.

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Are we by nature, from birth morally good, neutral or sinful? How does one become good or righteous in relation to God?  Also, does not the wrath of God contradict the belief in a loving God?

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The Gospel is a declaration of war!  Did you know that?  Study how Mark's opening verse was an immediate threat to all reigning powers and a danger to all followers of Jesus Christ.

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What do you do when you get in trouble or become sick?  What do you do when you are happy?  James shares God's wisdom for each circumstance.

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To what lengths would you go to get close to Jesus?  Would a sinful past, physical limitation, or public embarrassment hold you back?  If so, consider the tax collector Zacchaeus.

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Why does evil exist?  Is evil learned and thus a social construct?  Does evil originate from organizations like the government, corporations, police, or 'the system'?  Discover the Bible's clear and devastating answer.

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Teaching the Word of God is one of immense privilege and honor.  However, James gives a necessary warning.

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Do you know how Satan and evil spirits tempt you? It’s predictable. Come and learn how Jesus overcame the Enemies’ attempts to discourage and destroy.

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When you meet people, what catches your attention? Is it their physical looks, intelligence, achievements, title, or wealth? Do you know what catches Jesus’ attention, every time?

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Jesus is the Lord of all storms. The real question is whether you can be the lord of your storm.

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Jesus declares there is competition for space in your heart. What wins out brings multiplied blessing or multiplied misery. So what or who is winning that space in your heart?

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Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Yet, here Jesus declares himself not the source of peace, but of division. When does division ever reflect the will and purposes of God in our lives?

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Do you ever question God's purpose for your life, His love for you, or His power to help you through a difficult crisis or overcome a fearful obstacle? See how God wants to remind you.

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What do you do when you apparently must lie or deceive to save a life?  How do you handle situations where you seemingly must choose to do wrong to accomplish a right?

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How do you handle drastic life change, accompanied with loss of your good name even to the point of scandal and embarrassment?  Find out how Mary and Joseph did.

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How serious are you about knowing the truth? How far would you go? How much would you risk losing? Join the inspiring journey of the Ethiopian Eunuch.

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Can you simply add Christianity to your old life? Hear Jesus as he paints a couple of word pictures to describe the disaster of such a thought.

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What's wrong with making promises?  Everything, James says, if you want to live a life of integrity where your word is your bond.

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Jesus' life was defined by His prayer to the Father, 'Not my will, but yours be done'.  When you make plans, do you seek God's will be done or my will be done?

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In our age of information overload and manipulation, is there a difference between wisdom and knowledge?

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As the 'Light of the World', Jesus calls His followers to be the 'light of the world' for others. A lighthouse wonderfully describes a godly mother.

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Where can you experience God?  Jesus reveals to us you can experience the profound, amazing presence and favor of God in the simple and the mundane of the every day.

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Jesus neither begs nor bargains with you, but calls you to follow him. Check out Levi's inspiring response to Jesus' radical call.

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If you follow Jesus, He declares you will become a light in a dark world? Light is welcomed to those in the dark seeking sight, but not to those who don't want their actions or motives revealed.

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How's your heart? Jesus says the condition of your heart determines whether you can receive Good News and truths that set you free. Come and take a check up on your heart.

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What do you base your identity on? Is it work, your looks, your titles, or who you know? See how Jesus ties identity to Him with love and obedience.

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The Gospel proclaimed that in Jesus, God is With Us, Immanuel. But that is not a New Testament​ revelation, it's actually pictured and enacted right here, through the Ark of the Covenant.

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If you are going to follow God, He commands you to be strong and courageous. Thankfully, God always en-courages us so we may have courage. Learn from Joshua.

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To follow Jesus is not accomplished by earning it, but by counting the cost, prioritizing Him above all else, and never looking back. Come and see how three persons responded to Jesus' call.

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Is religion only a private affair?  Not if you believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Learn from John the Baptist as he models personal holiness and political courage.

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Today, what will be the most powerful thing you will do?  Think of all the things you will do and can do.  James says the most powerful thing you can do today is this--pray!  Come and see why.

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Is wealth a gift or a curse?  What happens when we seek the gift of wealth without the Giver of wealth? James describes the sudden, moral free-fall.

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How do Kingdom people, Jesus People, act or relate to each other?  Jesus says if you want to know, you will have to not grow up, but grow down.

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Humanity has been able to tame every animal on earth. However, James says there remains one beast no man or woman, in their own power, has been able to tame--the beast of the tongue!

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